About Giving

When you contribute to the Bradenton Kiwanis Foundation you extend your philanthropic impact toward helping children and young people in need in Manatee County. The Board of Directors reviews and annually approves grants to local nonprofit organizations. The approved grants are based on the recommendations of the Charitable Committee. The Charitable Committee is comprised of nine Kiwanis members that consist of three past presidents of either the Foundation or the Club, three members of the Club appointed by the Club and three members appointed by the Foundation. The approved grants go toward filling a financial gap and assisting local recipient nonprofit organizations with important projects and programs that would otherwise remain beyond their financial resources.

The Milestone Financial Group presents Lead Sponsor Gift in support of the Christmas in August (homeless students) program. L-R Jamie Shapiro, Ryan Denton, Kristina Pino, John Vita, Linda Agresta, Co-Chair, Christmas in August, David Stratton, Gary Plum and Eliza Duade

Recent grants supported:

  • Art League of Manatee
  • Boys and Girls Clubs of Manatee
  • Boys and Girls Clubs of Manatee
  • Del Couch Music Education Foundation
  • Easter Seals Southwest Florida
  • Foundation for Dreams
  • K-Kids Elementary Schools
  • Kids Against Hunger Manatee
  • Manatee County 4H Club
  • Manatee County Agricultural Museum
  • Manatee County Historical Commission
  • Manatee County Veterans Council
  • Manatee Educational Television
  • Manatee High School Key Club
  • Manatee Performing Art Center
  • Pace Center for Girls-Manatee
  • South Florida Museum
  • State College of Florida Foundation
  • Take Stock in Children

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